The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Introduction

Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) is a professional discipline that focuses on developing and implementing optimal solutions from a system-level perspective.

This involves people, technology, quality, finance, information, and environmental issues. The main role of an Industrial Systems Engineer is to organize and work harmoniously with others to streamline operational procedures, improve productivity and overall system performance. The ultimate goal is to increase efficiency, reduce operating costs, and increase customer satisfaction.

ISE is different from other traditional engineering disciplines whereby knowledge and skills are applied to specific areas. For example, traditional manufacturing engineers usually work in a production environment. By contrast, ISE provides you with the opportunity to work in a variety of organizations including both the industrial and commercial sectors. In this connection, Industrial and Systems Engineers have a much more flexible career path. ISE graduates are employed in organizations that are in new product development, transportation, theme parks, logistic services, banks, public utilities, business development consultancy enterprises, government departments, etc. The ultimate objective of the ISE discipline is to provide leadership in the design of integrated industrial and commercial systems for the advancement and well-being of the community.

The facilities in the Department of ISE are unparalleled in Hong Kong and the region. These include:

  • PolyU Microsoft Enterprise Systems Centre
  • The Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre
  • Microsystems Technology Centre
  • The Digital Factory
  • Partner State Key Laboratory of Ultra-precision Machining Technology
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Centre

These facilities range from state-of-the-art hardware and software for advanced manufacturing technology development, logistics simulation, systems development tools for e-business, computer-aided design, to virtual product development.

The Department is also actively engaged in collaboration with industry via joint research projects, consultancies, and teaching company schemes.

This strong collaboration with both local and regional industries, together with its excellent facilities and staff expertise, provides students with the opportunity to be immersed in this collaborative environment which will be of great benefit to them when they graduate.

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BEng (Hons) Scheme in Product and Industrial Engineering

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Hong Kong

To meet the needs of the students and society, this scheme has been developed to equip students witht he specialized skills in product design and development, marketing, process control and optimization in complex organizations and businesses, in a global context. An integrative and problem-based teaching and learning approach is adopted in the scheme, helping students to develop their engineering knowledge as well as their communication, team-playing, management and self-learning skills. Graduates are able to play leading roles in industry by virtue of their well-balanced education and practical training. The skills learnt not only improve the systems of today, but also create better ones for tomorrow. [+]

Characteristics of the Scheme To meet the needs of the students and society, this scheme has been developed to equip students witht he specialized skills in product design and development, marketing, process control and optimization in complex organizations and businesses, in a global context. An integrative and problem-based teaching and learning approach is adopted in the scheme, helping students to develop their engineering knowledge as well as their communication, team-playing, management and self-learning skills. Graduates are able to play leading roles in industry by virtue of their well-balanced education and practical training. The skills learnt not only improve the systems of today, but also create better ones for tomorrow. Students admitted into the scheme will study the common curriculum for the first one and a half years. They are then free to make their programme choices (one out of two programmes). Aims of the Scheme Technological advancements have been driving industries to perform smarter and faster each day. Product and industrial engineering is no exception. Following the next Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), modern technologies are paving the way for leaner, smarter and more efficient processes in both industrial and service sectors without impairing their high quality levels. The Internet of Things (IoTs) with numerous connected smart devices locally and/or globally are drastically transforming Industrial engineering with new capabilities that facilitate both local and global enterprises to achieve timely remote process control and monitoring, real time analytics of the vast amount of vital data for decision making, as well as embedding data smartness into products and services over the cloud. The scheme aims to provide the student with fundamental knowledge and skills in product and industrial engineering, including engineering economics, quality engineering, engineering science and mathematics, engineering communication and information technology, so as to enable her/him to have a solid foundation and flexibility to pursue a bachelor degree, either in product engineering with marketing or industrial and systems engineering, after the first and a half year of sutdy. Programmes under the Scheme BEng (Hons) in Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) is a professional discipline that focuses on developing and implementing optimal solutions from a system-level perspective and bridges the gap between management and operations. It has a strong focus on operational processes, which forms the backbone of all industrial and service organizations. This involves people, technology, quality, finance, information, and environmental issues. The main role of Industrial and Systems Engineers is to organize and streamline operational procedures, increase efficiency, reduce operating costs, increase customer satisfaction, enhance safety and improve overall system performance in all areas such as factories, Disneyland queues, rapid prototyping, etc. The ultimate objective is to provide leadership in the design of integrated industrial and commercial systems for the advancement and well-being of the community. ISE is different from other traditional engineering disciplines whereby knowledge and skills are applied to specific areas. In contrast, ISE provides graduates with much many flexible career paths so as to work in a variety of organizations in both the industrial and commercial sectors. Aims of the programme To produce engineers and professionals who are competent in the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of people, technology, information and economics for the best of both worlds: engineering and business, for optimization in cost, efficiency, effectiveness, quality, safety and reliability. Professional Recognition The programme has been granted provisional accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) for all cohort of graduates from 2012 up to and including the year 2018. BEng (Hons) in Product Engineering with Marketing Product Engineering is about the design and application of manufacturing techniques to produce a specific product. It involves planning in the use of resources, coordination of productions processes, and systems, application of methods, equipment, tooling as well as cost control techniques. It takes care of the entire product life cycle, starting from the idea being conceived in the innovation phase to the deployment and commercialization. With globalization, there is demand for better quality products and services. Many Hong Kong manufacturers have been switching from low-cost original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to high added-value original design manufacturers (ODMs), and even to original brand manufacturers (OBMs) in order to maintain their competitiveness and maximize their profit margins. This has led to a substantial demand for professionals to design and develop new products such as domestic electrical appliances, medical devices, health care products, electronic consumer products, audio/visual products, green products, power tools and automobile components. Aims of the programme To produce engineers and professionals who are competent in the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of people, technology, information and economics for the best of both worlds: engineering and business, for optimization in cost, efficiency, effectiveness, quality, safety and reliability. Professional Recognition The programme has been granted provisional accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) for all cohort of graduates from 2012 up to and including the year 2018. [-]

BSc (Hons) Scheme in Logistics and Enterprise Engineering

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Hong Kong

This scheme provides comprehensive training of logistics and enterprise activities in the areas of business processes, information flows, organizational structure, inforamtion systems, logistics systems, facility design, supply chain management and operations management. It also equips graduates with the essential management and business skills that are critical for the effective design, planning and efficient operation of enterprises under today's modern logistics and business environment. [+]

Characteristics of the Scheme To meet the needs of Hong Kong Society in enhancing its competitiveness in managing modern logistics operations, technological and IT related enterprises in a global environment, this scheme has been developed to prepare a new generation of logistics engineers, enterprise engineers and professionals who are competent in logistics and enterprise operations through using integrative engineering technology, information technology and management. This scheme provides comprehensive training of logistics and enterprise activities in the areas of business processes, information flows, organizational structure, inforamtion systems, logistics systems, facility design, supply chain management and operations management. It also equips graduates with the essential management and business skills that are critical for the effective design, planning and efficient operation of enterprises under today's modern logistics and business environment. Students admitted into the scheme will study the common curriculum for the first one and a half years. They are then free to make their programme choices (one out of the two programmes). Aims of the Scheme In today's globalized and competitive business environment, logistics companies and enterprises need to identify, capture and manage modern logistics and business opportunities. In order to be successful, they must be efficient in their operations and be able to adapt to changes in the environment, the market and customer expectations. To meet the needs of the students and society, this scheme has been developed to equip students with the specialized skills in the management of logistics and enterprise processes in modern organizations and businesses, in a global context. By building a solid foundation with fundamental knowledge and skill sets in logistics and enterprise engineering, each aspect provides training, with focus on a specific programme aim. Programmes under the Scheme BSc (Hons) in Logistics Engineering with Management Logistics engineering is one of the main industries that has been identified by the HKSAR Government for accelerated development and substantial growth to support the local economy. Consequently, the growth of logistics activities in this region will be enormous in the years ahead. Logistics engineering with management can be defined as the use of technology to manage the processes of planning, implementing and controlling the efficient and effective flow and storage of goods, together with the services and related information, from the point of origin to the point of consumption, so that they conform to customer requirements. Managing logistics is a very interesting field, involving the effective management of human resources, materials, handling equipment, information, and the concerned finance through a network of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and customers. It has become increasingly more challenging as the trend towards market globalization and mass customization accelerates. Aims of this programme To produce logistics engineers and professionals who are competent in the design, implementation, control, and execution of logistics systems and related technologies, as well as to develop the ability of students to manage complex systems of business, logistics and technology for increasingly technology-enabled logistics businesses. Professional Recognition The programme has been granted provisional accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) for all cohort of graduates from 2012 up to and including the year 2018. Graduates will also be granted full exemption (Logistics Stream) from the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) leading to the Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILTHK). BSc (Hons) in Enterprise Engineering with Management Enterprises are organizations, industrial and commercial, that shape the economy of the modern world. They include all types of organizations, such as business companies, manufacturing firms, airlines, banks, government departments, etc. Enterprise Engineering involves a family of scientific methods and tools which focuses on designing and changing enterprises, their processes and systems. Management can be defined as the art of getting things done through people. It is the process of leading and directing an organization, such as a business enterprise, through deployment and manipulation of resources. The integration of enterprise engineering and management, together with the application of internet and information technology, provides the principles, practice, tools and technology to enable an organization to effectively manage its resources, achieve competitive advantages, deliver quality products and services, and meet customer expectations and demands. Aims of the programme To produce enterprise engineers who are competent to design and run complete "enterprises", distinguishing them from other engineering professionals. Our definition of enterprise includes all types of organizations, such as banks, insurance companies, hospitals, government departments, and manufacturing firms. [-]

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Contact

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - General Office of Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Address 11 Yuk Choi Road, Room EF625, 6/F, Core F
Hunghom, Kowloon Hong Kong
Website http://www.ise.polyu.edu.hk/